rehabilitation

Paper providing an overview of evidence and argument about re-offending and the kinds of offender supervision practices in the community which might be most effective in decreasing it.

Paper looking at what vocational rehabilitation is and how it can benefit people with mental health problems, employers and the economy by enabling people with mental health problems to return to and remain in employment. It also considers how vocational rehabilitation can best be delivered and funded.

The government published the new drug strategy in February 2008. Since then there has been a great deal of progress, with drug use now down to its lowest level in more than a decade. However, there is still more to be done and the government is determined that the action it takes should meet the priorities and needs of local communities.

Sets out the results of a follow-up review of the 2005/06 national review of NHS adult community mental health services. Fifteen indicators were selected in the follow up review. National findings are presented showing the changes in trusts performance - improvement or deterioration - against each of the 15 indicators. The results are then discussed under three themes: access to appropriate care and treatment; involving people who use services; and recovery and social inclusion.

UK Drug Rehab is a directory of drug addiction treatment centres, drug rehab organisations and service providers within the United Kingdom. "UK-Rehab.Com is a privately funded, non-profit making project that aims to provide free, unbiased information on drug addiction, alcoholism, substance abuse and rehabilitation." The Drug Info section provides general facts on drug abuse and detailed information on specific drugs. There is also a section on the role of the family.

A dozen rehabs in the UK have closed and others made counsellors redundant. Most depend on the state for clients – but it refers only 2% of drug abusers to drug-free treatment, creating a crisis of empty beds and waiting lists of people desperate to fill them. Taxes were spent on a redefinition of “recovery” excluding drug/alcohol-free goals. Deirdre Boyd feels the seven-year itch for change.

One of a series of six transforming community service best practice guides for frontline staff and their leaders which aim to help to deliver High Quality Care for all: the Next Sate Review. Each guide has a similar framework, clearly setting out ambitions, taking action to deliver, using best available evidence and demonstrating and measuring achievement. The guides highlight what is considered to be good practice across community services.

Report examining the issue of crime in Scotland by looking at key indicators and the policies in place to deal with criminal behaviour, in particular focusing on policing, courts and sentencing to see what actions could be taken in those areas to achieve a long term fall in the crime rate.